Conservative Rabbis Speak Out for GLBT Jews
New group of Conservative rabbis seeks place for gays in movement
By Debra Rubin
June 30, 2005
WASHINGTON, June 30 (JTA) — Sympathetic to concerns of gay and lesbian Jews seeking a place in their movement, some Conservative rabbis are, in a way, coming out of the closet.
Some 100 rabbis from the United States, Europe and Israel signed on this month with a new group called Keshet-Rabbis.
The organization seeks to provide members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community with resources to help them find a welcoming place in Conservative Judaism. Rabbis open to giving guidance to gays and lesbians are listed on a Web site, www.keshetrabbis.org.